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Tommy P. Beaudreau

Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of the Interior

Tommy P. Beaudreau

Tommy P. Beaudreau has served as Chief of Staff of the Department of the Interior since May 2014.  In this role, he works closely with the Secretary to achieve the Department’s policy priorities and work with the Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretaries to manage day-to-day operations.

Mr. Beaudreau first joined the U.S. Department of the Interior in June 2010 as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement where he helped develop and lead the Department’s aggressive reforms of offshore energy management and oversight following the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, including the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service, as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. 

He was appointed to serve as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management (ASLM) at the U.S. Department of the Interior on March 18, 2013.  In this capacity, he provided administrative oversight over four bureaus within the Department – the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM).  In addition to providing administrative oversight, the ASLM also participates in the development of policies concerning public land management, resource use, regulatory oversight and enforcement, and seeks to promote their effective implementation by the BLM, BOEM, BSEE, and OSM.  

Mr. Beaudreau also served as the Director of BOEM, which is responsible for overseeing the environmentally and economically responsible development of the Nation’s offshore resources.  The BOEM manages the conventional and renewable ocean energy and mineral resources on 1.7 billion acres of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Prior to his work at Interior, Mr. Beaudreau was a partner at the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.  

Mr. Beaudreau is a graduate of Yale University and received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. 


Daniel L. Mcfadden, PH.D.

E. Morris Cox Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of California at Berkeley; Presidential Professor of Health Economics, University of Southern California; Nobel Laureate in Economics (2000)

Daniel L. McFadden, PH.D.

Dr. Daniel L. McFadden is the E. Morris Cox Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a Presidential Professor at the University of Southern California, affiliated with the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, the Department of Economics, and the Price School of Public Policy. He is also a principal at The Brattle Group. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, with high distinction, in 1957 and a Ph.D. degree in behavioral science, with specialization in economics, in 1962. Both degrees are from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. McFadden received the 2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in the Economic Sciences for developing methods and theory used in analyzing how consumers and households make choices from sets of discrete alternatives. His work is now a standard tool in analyzing consumer behavior in a wide variety of markets. It is used to determine how people choose one brand of product over others and how they decide to purchase one type of product over another. Discrete choice modeling is used to understand what product features are valued by consumers, and how consumers respond to price changes and to product information. His work is also commonly used in making public policy and regulatory decisions. 

Dr. McFadden received the 2000 Nemmers Prize in Economics, awarded by Northwestern University to recognize “work of lasting significance.” In 1975, he received the John Bates Clark medal, awarded biennially to the economist under 40 judged to have made the greatest contribution to the profession. He also received the Frisch medal (1986), awarded biennially for the best empirical paper in Econometrica, the Outstanding Paper Award of the American Association of Agricultural Economics (1995), the Richard Stone Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Applied Econometrics (2002), and the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize (2006) for lifetime achievement.

Dr. McFadden has served as the E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, a Presidential Professor at the University of Southern California, the James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Irving Fisher Research Professor at Yale University, and as a Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the National Academy of Science, and of the American Philosophical Society and has received an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Chicago and honorary doctoral degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the University of London, the University of Montreal, the University of Buenos Aires, and North Carolina State University. Dr. McFadden served as President of the Econometric Society, Chairman of the Berkeley Department of Economics, and as President of the American Economics Association.

For additional information, see http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/2000/mcfadden-bio.html


MARcia mcnutt, PH.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine; President, National Academy of Sciences (nominated); Former Director, United States Geological Survey

Marcia McNutt, PH.D.

Dr. Marcia McNutt is a geophysicist who became the 19th Editor-in-Chief of Science in June 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Dr. McNutt was the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, which responded to a number of major disasters during her tenure, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For her work to help contain that spill, Dr. McNutt was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Service Medal. She has been nominated as the next president of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. McNutt is a fellow of AGU, the Geological Society of America, AAAS and the International Association of Geodesy. Her honors and awards include membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as honorary doctoral degrees from Colorado College, the University of Minnesota, Monmouth University and the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. McNutt was awarded the Macelwane Medal by AGU in 1988 for research accomplishments by a young scientist and the Maurice Ewing Medal in 2007 for her significant contributions to deep-sea exploration. 

Dr. McNutt holds a B.A. in Physics from Colorado College and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

For more information, see: http://www.sciencemag.org/site/help/about/management.xhtml#section_marcia-mcnutt-editor-in-chief


DINA CAppiello

Vice President, Energy, Edelman; Former National Environment/Energy Reporter, Associated Press

Dina Cappiello

Dina Cappiello recently joined Edelman as a Vice President on the firm’s energy team in Washington, where she serves as a media and storytelling expert for clients. Prior to Edelman, Ms. Cappiello spent 15 years as an energy and environmental journalist, most recently as the national environment writer for the Associated Press, where her beat encompassed the Environmental Protection Agency, offshore oil and gas drilling, nuclear energy, coal and global warming policy. She contributed to AP’s coverage of the Gulf oil spill, international climate negotiations, and the Japan nuclear disaster _ and was in charge of covering the intersection between politics and the environment in Congress, in courts and national elections. 

Prior to joining AP, Ms. Cappiello spent a decade covering energy and environmental issues at the Times Union in upstate New York, the Houston Chronicle in Texas, Congressional Quarterly and the online subscription-based trade publication ClimateWire. She has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, NPR’s Living on Earth, the Diane Rehm Show and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Newsmakers and Book TV programs.

Ms. Cappiello’s work has been submitted for the Pulitzer Prize, and her examination of toxic air pollution in neighborhoods near refineries and chemical plants in Houston was a finalist for the Edward J. Meeman award in environmental reporting and won first-place for investigative reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Her work has also been recognized in numerous state and local journalism contests.

Ms. Cappiello earned master’s degrees in earth and environmental science and journalism from Columbia University. She holds a B.S. in biology from Georgetown.